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awtysst
04-28-2011, 10:24 PM
Colts take an OT to protect the Franchise? Costanzo?

J_R
04-28-2011, 10:24 PM
There goes your space eater in Taylor.

"Who needs space eaters? We got our good kids in Shaun Cody, Earl Mitchell!" - Wary

awtysst
04-28-2011, 10:25 PM
There goes your space eater in Taylor.

There are other 3-4 Space eaters available later on.

beerlover
04-28-2011, 10:26 PM
Colts take an OT to protect the Franchise? Costanzo?

I think so. Now what OLB do Texans counter with?

Ndevine7
04-28-2011, 10:27 PM
I think so. Now what OLB do Texans counter with?

really hoping brooks falls/mb a trade up but if not i could see carter in the 3rd

J_R
04-28-2011, 10:28 PM
Danny Watkins to Eagles

awtysst
04-28-2011, 10:28 PM
I think so. Now what OLB do Texans counter with?

The Houston Texans select Cameron Jordan!!!

Pantherstang84
04-28-2011, 10:28 PM
I am not a draftnik by any stretch of the imagination. Is there a player left that someone thinks is worth trading up for?

awtysst
04-28-2011, 10:29 PM
I am not a draftnik by any stretch of the imagination. Is there a player left that someone thinks is worth trading up for?

Not for Houston, at least not at this point.

Ndevine7
04-28-2011, 10:29 PM
I am not a draftnik by any stretch of the imagination. Is there a player left that someone thinks is worth trading up for?

i believe brooks reed is going to be a very solid player

gtexan02
04-28-2011, 10:31 PM
Why is Bowers falling? What does he project to in terms of position in the nFL?

Ndevine7
04-28-2011, 10:31 PM
Why is Bowers falling? What does he project to in terms of position in the nFL?

has a knee injury bone to bone that many are concerned about

False Start
04-28-2011, 10:32 PM
Great response from the crowd for the troops! :clap:

Pantherstang84
04-28-2011, 10:33 PM
Great response from the crowd for the troops! :clap:

Yeah but I really hate that Lee Greenwood song now. It has been driven into the ground.

awtysst
04-28-2011, 10:34 PM
Great response from the crowd for the troops! :clap:

If you are not standing up and cheering for our military, something is seriously wrong with you!

Pantherstang84
04-28-2011, 10:35 PM
If you are not standing up and cheering for our military, something is seriously wrong with you!

Agreed.

The Pencil Neck
04-28-2011, 10:35 PM
Why is Bowers falling? What does he project to in terms of position in the nFL?

4-3 DE. But expect him to fall, fall, fall.

Bone on Bone knee issues.

beerlover
04-28-2011, 10:35 PM
The Houston Texans select Cameron Jordan!!!

The Houston Texans trade up & select OLB Cam Jordan

The Pencil Neck
04-28-2011, 10:36 PM
Hoping for Reed or Sheard in the 2nd.

Maddict5
04-28-2011, 10:37 PM
really hoping brooks falls/mb a trade up but if not i could see carter in the 3rd

we'll be lucky if he last to #42.. carter is really flying up boards apparently. id be v happy with him then

False Start
04-28-2011, 10:37 PM
If you are not standing up and cheering for our military, something is seriously wrong with you!

Damn straight!

kiwitexansfan
04-28-2011, 10:38 PM
I'd like Sam Acho.

El Tejano
04-28-2011, 10:39 PM
The Houston Texans trade up & select OLB Cam Jordan

Why did you do that to me? I woke up my baby screaming for joy. Thanks alot man!

steelbtexan
04-28-2011, 10:39 PM
I'd like Sam Acho.

In the 4th/5th ?

awtysst
04-28-2011, 10:40 PM
Eagles select a 27 year old rookie?

awtysst
04-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Agreed.

Damn straight!

Elvis had been laying down and snoozing for most of the draft. When he saw the military on the TV, he got up sat at attention and smiled broadly!

J_R
04-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Cam Jordan to Saints

awtysst
04-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Saints get a STEAL!

El Tejano
04-28-2011, 10:43 PM
I had NO taking Muhammed Wilkerson. They went Cam Jordan. If Wilkerson is there for us in round 2 do we get him?

keyser
04-28-2011, 10:44 PM
Cam Jordan is gone. That was the last player I'd cared for the Texans to trade up for, so I hope they sit still with their pick, now.

Ndevine7
04-28-2011, 10:45 PM
I had NO taking Muhammed Wilkerson. They went Cam Jordan. If Wilkerson is there for us in round 2 do we get him?

doubt he lasts that far with pats needing a 3-4 de and den needing a 4-3 dt. Id love reed/ayers to fall to us

mussop
04-28-2011, 10:46 PM
I had NO taking Muhammed Wilkerson. They went Cam Jordan. If Wilkerson is there for us in round 2 do we get him?

I wouldnt hate it. Go the Giants way of building a team.

fiasco west
04-28-2011, 10:47 PM
Seattle and KC trying to move back Schefy reports.

steelbtexan
04-28-2011, 10:48 PM
I had NO taking Muhammed Wilkerson. They went Cam Jordan. If Wilkerson is there for us in round 2 do we get him?

That would be the big NT this team has never had and he's got the body to put on more weight/strength.

RazorOye
04-28-2011, 10:50 PM
Cam Jordan to Saints

love this pick

beerlover
04-28-2011, 10:52 PM
That would be the big NT this team has never had and he's got the body to put on more weight/strength.

That's a real strong idea

J_R
04-28-2011, 10:52 PM
James Carpenter, O Tackle, to Seahawks

awtysst
04-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Carpenter goes to Seattle.

El Tejano
04-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Seattle....um...yeah. James Carpenter? Hey, the more QBs in the second round the better.

The Pencil Neck
04-28-2011, 10:53 PM
Carpenter? Really? Wow.

mariowillshine15
04-28-2011, 10:58 PM
The more reaches teams take the more good players fall to us.

awtysst
04-28-2011, 10:59 PM
Trade

gtexan02
04-28-2011, 11:00 PM
Ravens pass>>??

JCTexan
04-28-2011, 11:01 PM
Ravens passed on their pick? KC on the clock.

awtysst
04-28-2011, 11:01 PM
Is Baltimore pulling a minnesota?

HoustonFrog
04-28-2011, 11:02 PM
The more reaches teams take the more good players fall to us.

I haven't seen many reaches lately. The late teams seem to be benefitting gretly from early QBs.

Dutchrudder
04-28-2011, 11:02 PM
I'm guessing Baltimore is trying to trade out of the 1st.

awtysst
04-28-2011, 11:04 PM
Baldwin to Chefs

TexCanada
04-28-2011, 11:05 PM
Maybe we can swoop in and grab Reed

The Pencil Neck
04-28-2011, 11:05 PM
Looks like the Ravens screwed up and were working a little too close to the edge and the Chiefs were able to sneak up and get their guy.

J_R
04-28-2011, 11:06 PM
KC chooses WR Jonathan Baldwin-PITT and Ravens Jimmy Smith with the 27th pick

Dutchrudder
04-28-2011, 11:07 PM
The Pats better get on the ball and get Ingram if they want him. Baltimore is probably trying ot trade.

JCTexan
04-28-2011, 11:08 PM
Sounds like New Orleans just traded with NE?

Dutchrudder
04-28-2011, 11:09 PM
New Orleans trades their 2011 2nd and 2012 1st to the Pats to select Mark Ingram at #28!

beerlover
04-28-2011, 11:10 PM
Smith in Ravens defense.... Sick

gtexan02
04-28-2011, 11:10 PM
Is Jimmy Smith as good as they're saying? Top cover guy theyve scouted in last 5 years?

JCTexan
04-28-2011, 11:10 PM
Looks like the Saints are selecting Ingram @ 28.

J_R
04-28-2011, 11:11 PM
Saints take Mark Ingram.Backfield of: Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush(?), Mark Ingram, Chris Ivory

Ndevine7
04-28-2011, 11:11 PM
New Orleans trades their 2011 2nd and 2012 1st to the Pats to select Mark Ingram at #28!

there is a reason why they are the best. the rich get richer not like they are losing anything got another pick at 33

beerlover
04-28-2011, 11:12 PM
New Orleans trades their 2011 2nd and 2012 1st to the Pats to select Mark Ingram at #28!

Hoodie does it again

J_R
04-28-2011, 11:13 PM
Does anyone work the draft better than the Pats?

NE gets 2nd round this year and 1st rd next year for 28th pick

The Pencil Neck
04-28-2011, 11:13 PM
Hoodie does it again

If I was the hoodie, I probably would have jumped all over Ingram at that spot.

beerlover
04-28-2011, 11:13 PM
Is Jimmy Smith as good as they're saying? Top cover guy theyve scouted in last 5 years?

Despite his off field exploits he was the best press corner in awhile

awtysst
04-28-2011, 11:14 PM
If I was the hoodie, I probably would have jumped all over Ingram at that spot.

Ingram has knee issues. Hoodie is smart to stay away.

fiasco west
04-28-2011, 11:14 PM
Does anyone work the draft better than the Pats?

NE gets 2nd round this year and 1st rd next year for 28th pick

Nope, no one does. There is a reason they are a contender almost every single year under Belichick.

JCTexan
04-28-2011, 11:14 PM
New Orleans draft is looking pretty good so far with Jordan & Ingram.

gtexan02
04-28-2011, 11:15 PM
Despite his off field exploits he was the best press corner in awhile

Its amazing that testing positive for marijuana while in Colorado is enough to count as significant off field issues? Is there more?

The way people describe his talent, he'd have been perfect

beerlover
04-28-2011, 11:17 PM
If I was the hoodie, I probably would have jumped all over Ingram at that spot.

Mark these words, they will draft another RB latter who will be just as productive, if not more like Ryan Williams.

HoustonFrog
04-28-2011, 11:18 PM
If I was the hoodie, I probably would have jumped all over Ingram at that spot.

It was a winner for both saints and pats. Saints end up with Cameron Jordan and then Ingram. The Pats now have 3 #2s and 2 #1s next year.

J_R
04-28-2011, 11:18 PM
Its amazing that testing positive for marijuana while in Colorado is enough to count as significant off field issues? Is there more?

The way people describe his talent, he'd have been perfect



Red flags on Jimmy Smith: as many as three failed drug tests, admitted to abusing codeine, pair of underage drinking offenses, assault arrest, etc

Definitely not a Bob McNair type ;)

The Pencil Neck
04-28-2011, 11:18 PM
Mark these words, they will draft another RB latter who will be just as productive, if not more like Ryan Williams.

Like Maroney?

awtysst
04-28-2011, 11:19 PM
Its amazing that testing positive for marijuana while in Colorado is enough to count as significant off field issues? Is there more?

The way people describe his talent, he'd have been perfect

He failed 4 drug tests at Colorado and was arrested twice.

JCTexan
04-28-2011, 11:21 PM
Gabe Carimi to Chicago.

Dutchrudder
04-28-2011, 11:21 PM
Bears select Gabe Carimi, OT.

beerlover
04-28-2011, 11:23 PM
Like Maroney?

Exactly. Pats blew a 1st on a touted RB before, plus strength of this class is later

IlliniJen
04-28-2011, 11:23 PM
Some day, in a future draft, the Pats will own 30 of 32 picks in the first round the way they trade. Believe it.

J_R
04-28-2011, 11:26 PM
DL Muhammed Wilkerson to Jets

awtysst
04-28-2011, 11:26 PM
Some day, in a future draft, the Pats will own 30 of 32 picks in the first round the way they trade. Believe it.

Watch them then trade with themselves!!!

El Tejano
04-28-2011, 11:26 PM
So the NFL draft no longer likes to show highlights or what?

awtysst
04-28-2011, 11:27 PM
Heyward to Blitzberg

IlliniJen
04-28-2011, 11:28 PM
Watch them then trade with themselves!!!

That would be so incredibly meta.

J_R
04-28-2011, 11:37 PM
OT Derrick Sherrod to Packers

And thats the first round.

JCTexan
04-28-2011, 11:59 PM
Complete first round:

1. Carolina Panthers - Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2. Denver Broncos - Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
3. Buffalo Bills - Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
4. Cincinnati Bengals - A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
5. Arizona Cardinals - Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
6. Atlanta Falcons - Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
7. San Francisco 49ers - Aldon Smith, OLB, Missouri
8. Tennessee Titans - Jake Locker, QB, Washington
9. Dallas Cowboys - Tyron Smith, OT, USC
10. Jacksonville Jaguars - Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
11. Houston Texans - J.J Watt, DE, Wisconsin
12. Minnesota Vikings - Christian Ponder, QB, Florida St.
13. Detroit Lions - Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
14. St Louis Rams - Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
15. Miami Dolphins - Mike Pouncey, OC, Florida
16. Washington Redskins - Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
17. New England - Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
18. San Diego Chargers - Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
19. New York Giants - Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
21. Cleveland Browns - Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
22. Indianapolis Colts - Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
23. Philadelphia Eagles - Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor
24. New Orleans Saints - Cameron Jordan, DE, California
25. Seattle Seahawks - James Carpenter, OG, Alabama
26. Kansas City Chiefs - Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
27. Baltimore Ravens - Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
28. New Orleans Saints - Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
29. Chicago Bears - Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
30. New York Jets - Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple
31. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
32. Green Bay Packers - Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

GP
04-29-2011, 01:26 AM
Smith in Ravens defense.... Sick

I know, right?

Suggs and Lewis will shape him up in no time. I believe it.

That's seriously THE only team a guy like Smith could have landed with and it end up with him playing and not being out of the league before the season even began. IMO.

rmartin65
04-29-2011, 10:07 AM
I know, right?

Suggs and Lewis will shape him up in no time. I believe it.

That's seriously THE only team a guy like Smith could have landed with and it end up with him playing and not being out of the league before the season even began. IMO.

Them or the Patriots. Smith could end up being the steal of the draft here.

Ndevine7
04-29-2011, 10:11 AM
Chances the Pats trade their 33rd pick overall and acquire a 3rd 1st rounder next year. That would be scary

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2011, 10:53 AM
Chances the Pats trade their 33rd pick overall and acquire a 3rd 1st rounder next year. That would be scary

Word on the street is that the Patriots actually plan to use that pick.

Probably on Reed.

Ndevine7
04-29-2011, 10:56 AM
Word on the street is that the Patriots actually plan to use that pick.

Probably on Reed.

Could be Reed possibly Ayers and even Houston. Patriots have never been scared to pick a falling player. They took the Gronkowski (TE Arizona no idea how to spell it) last year and i believe he failed a drug test as well and look how good he was last year. They took Brandon Merriweather who had some character concerns and he has been solid.Patriots know how to draft and there is a reason why they are as good as they are

SAMURAITEXAN
04-29-2011, 10:58 AM
Could be Reed possibly Ayers and even Houston. Patriots have never been scared to pick a falling player. They took the Gronkowski (TE Arizona no idea how to spell it) last year and i believe he failed a drug test as well and look how good he was last year. They took Brandon Merriweather who had some character concerns and he has been solid.Patriots know how to draft and there is a reason why they are as good as they are

With all the draft picks they got, they can afford to take chances IMO.

Texan4Ever
04-29-2011, 11:27 AM
Complete first round:

1. Carolina Panthers - Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2. Denver Broncos - Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
3. Buffalo Bills - Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
4. Cincinnati Bengals - A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
5. Arizona Cardinals - Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
6. Atlanta Falcons - Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
7. San Francisco 49ers - Aldon Smith, OLB, Missouri
8. Tennessee Titans - Jake Locker, QB, Washington
9. Dallas Cowboys - Tyron Smith, OT, USC
10. Jacksonville Jaguars - Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
11. Houston Texans - J.J Watt, DE, Wisconsin
12. Minnesota Vikings - Christian Ponder, QB, Florida St.
13. Detroit Lions - Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
14. St Louis Rams - Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
15. Miami Dolphins - Mike Pouncey, OC, Florida
16. Washington Redskins - Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
17. New England - Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
18. San Diego Chargers - Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
19. New York Giants - Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
21. Cleveland Browns - Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
22. Indianapolis Colts - Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
23. Philadelphia Eagles - Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor
24. New Orleans Saints - Cameron Jordan, DE, California
25. Seattle Seahawks - James Carpenter, OG, Alabama
26. Kansas City Chiefs - Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
27. Baltimore Ravens - Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
28. New Orleans Saints - Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
29. Chicago Bears - Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
30. New York Jets - Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple
31. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
32. Green Bay Packers - Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

The bold players are players that I think were reaches or didn't fit the scheme that the team is running. The run on quarterbacks, IMO, was primarily because teams were scared of "loosing there guys", otherwise, the draft worked out fairly well.

As for JJ Watt, I have mixed feelings. We need guys to play the DE position in our 3-4 since we don't have anyone outside of Mario Williams and Antonio Smith, however, I felt that an ILB or rush OLB was sorely needed.

J_R
04-29-2011, 11:36 AM
McClain on 610 this morning:

Felt bad for them. They wanted Aldon Smith. Thought he could be great pass rusher. ... They were just poorly coached in secondary, not as bad as they showed. They'll draft OLB, CB or CB, OLB. Would like to see Brooks Reed, dont know if he will be there. If they go CB, maybe Ras-I Dowling, maybe get Dontay Moch in 3rd round then.

How many more defensive picks?

I'm guessing out of the 8, 5-3 or 6-2. If they play under rules of last year, they wont need WR or T or QB with Butler, Jones, and Leinart coming back. Only way they dont play under those rules is if they reach CBA. I think they'll play under those rules. Draft as you always would. Still got FA. I know they'll get a vet CB even if they get a CB in 2nd round. Need more depth at LB. Need safeties. Terrible year for safeties. Too much to ask for Aaron Williams to drop to them. Expecting him to go early. Feel terrible for Andy Dalton.

No date for FA. What about undrafted FAs?

Cant sign anyone. Players can work out today. Team meetings Monday, then start OTAs. One problem: Owners could get stay this afternoon and its shutdown again.

They must have info. Why would they say they're opening the doors?

They have to. League told them. They dont know anything coming from the appellate court.

Surprised 4 QBs in Top 12. 2 new in the AFCS.

Everyone would say you are reaching on Locker at 8. If you trade down, Washington or Minnesota could've gotten him. Ponder at 12 a shocker and reach. Those guys were seen as 3rd round picks at the combine. ... NO had great first round. Seattle taking Carpenter, they take 2 tackles in back to back years with so many other needs.

Cincy 3rd in the 2nd round. Maybe Dalton or Mallet. Thoughts?

Would much rather go to AZ than Cincy. Would love to see the Texans get Brooks Reed or Aaron Williams. Bringing in 6'4 260 lb Brooks Reed with long blonde hair like Clay Matthews and jumps around like Matthews, wouldnt be a bad pick.

GuerillaBlack
04-29-2011, 01:39 PM
The bold players are players that I think were reaches or didn't fit the scheme that the team is running. The run on quarterbacks, IMO, was primarily because teams were scared of "loosing there guys", otherwise, the draft worked out fairly well.

As for JJ Watt, I have mixed feelings. We need guys to play the DE position in our 3-4 since we don't have anyone outside of Mario Williams and Antonio Smith, however, I felt that an ILB or rush OLB was sorely needed.

Nick Fairley a reach? Him and Suh are going to dominate for years to come. Suh will keep him in line.

rmartin65
04-29-2011, 01:45 PM
Nick Fairley a reach? Him and Suh are going to dominate for years to come. Suh will keep him in line.

Detroit is a good place for Fairly. Suh and the HC there dont mess around. Also, in my opinion, Fairly is a much better 4-3 DT than 3-4 NT or DE.

Ole Miss Texan
04-29-2011, 01:53 PM
Detroit is a good place for Fairly. Suh and the HC there dont mess around. Also, in my opinion, Fairly is a much better 4-3 DT than 3-4 NT or DE.
Agreed. This is a GREAT spot for Fairely to succeed. He won't be the main focus and Suh will draw most of the double teams. If he were smart he'd have a good head on his shoulders by thinking "we could potentially be the best DT tandem in the league". I think Fairley has extremely high bust potential on most other teams, with Suh he should be focused and have the benefit of playing next to the best DT in the league.

mussop
04-29-2011, 09:49 PM
Agreed. This is a GREAT spot for Fairely to succeed. He won't be the main focus and Suh will draw most of the double teams. If he were smart he'd have a good head on his shoulders by thinking "we could potentially be the best DT tandem in the league". I think Fairley has extremely high bust potential on most other teams, with Suh he should be focused and have the benefit of playing next to the best DT in the league.

There is not another team he fits better IMO. DROY???? My early favorite. You know that one scene in The Wizard Of Oz... when the flying monkeys pull apart the scarecrow? That's what the interior linemen in that division feel like right now.

J_R
04-29-2011, 10:22 PM
J.J. Watt extremely excited to be with Texans (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texans/7543729.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+houstonchronicle%2Ftopheadlin es+%28chron.com+-+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=Twitter)

GP
05-01-2011, 12:04 PM
J.J. Watt extremely excited to be with Texans (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texans/7543729.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+houstonchronicle%2Ftopheadlin es+%28chron.com+-+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=Twitter)

I am glad we didn't trade up and get the CB.

This was the better pick, IMO. We need more muscle up front. I'm not thrilled with anybody up front, except Mario, and this guy feels like a Mario-type of player...the size, the speed, hands, strength, etc.

Adding another rookie CB is just not what we needed. Not at the 11 spot in this year's draft. BTW, I like what Detroit is doing. They are signaling that they are building the trenches of their defense. Very very smart move--Adding guys who bring a measure of toughness to a team that has been historically weak...in all phases. This sets a tone for the remainder of the roster. I think the Texans should do the same thing, and I think JJ Watt is a good start.

thunderkyss
05-01-2011, 07:13 PM
I am glad we didn't trade up and get the CB.

This was the better pick, IMO. We need more muscle up front. I'm not thrilled with anybody up front, except Mario, and this guy feels like a Mario-type of player...the size, the speed, hands, strength, etc.


I think we are setting ourselves up for a heart break. Remember when Mario was a rookie & we counted the games before he got a sack? While I believe Mario is a fine pass rusher, & really an over achiever as far as that goes, I don't believe that he is a natural pass rusher.

Remember there were questions about Mario, because his senior year he got the majority of his sacks over a span of a few weeks at the end of the season?

While I do not doubt that he can rush the passer, I think he would make a bigger impact if he was let go, & allowed to create havoc.

Watt seems to be the same kind of player. I think some people may be too hard on him, & call him a bust if he isn't getting double digit sacks a year.

Mario, if he is allowed to play his game & not focus on sacks, I think would end up with double digit sacks anyway, because he is that type of athlete.

I hope Wade is drawing up all kinds of stuff now, to allow these two to do what they do & wreck havoc on the backfield.

bigbrewster2000
05-01-2011, 07:23 PM
I think we are setting ourselves up for a heart break. Remember when Mario was a rookie & we counted the games before he got a sack? While I believe Mario is a fine pass rusher, & really an over achiever as far as that goes, I don't believe that he is a natural pass rusher.

Remember there were questions about Mario, because his senior year he got the majority of his sacks over a span of a few weeks at the end of the season?

While I do not doubt that he can rush the passer, I think he would make a bigger impact if he was let go, & allowed to create havoc.

Watt seems to be the same kind of player. I think some people may be too hard on him, & call him a bust if he isn't getting double digit sacks a year.

Mario, if he is allowed to play his game & not focus on sacks, I think would end up with double digit sacks anyway, because he is that type of athlete.

I hope Wade is drawing up all kinds of stuff now, to allow these two to do what they do & wreck havoc on the backfield.

I hope that everyone would understand that getting sacks is not going to be Watt's job in a 3-4. Thats going to be Barwin's and Brooks Reed's job as OLB's

Rey
05-01-2011, 07:34 PM
I think we are setting ourselves up for a heart break. Remember when Mario was a rookie & we counted the games before he got a sack? While I believe Mario is a fine pass rusher, & really an over achiever as far as that goes, I don't believe that he is a natural pass rusher.

Remember there were questions about Mario, because his senior year he got the majority of his sacks over a span of a few weeks at the end of the season?

While I do not doubt that he can rush the passer, I think he would make a bigger impact if he was let go, & allowed to create havoc.

Watt seems to be the same kind of player. I think some people may be too hard on him, & call him a bust if he isn't getting double digit sacks a year.

Mario, if he is allowed to play his game & not focus on sacks, I think would end up with double digit sacks anyway, because he is that type of athlete.

I hope Wade is drawing up all kinds of stuff now, to allow these two to do what they do & wreck havoc on the backfield.

I think Watt is the same type of athlete as Mario, but I disagree that they are the same type of player...

Mario seems to be a lot more nonchalant as a player than Watt. Watt has the lunch pail attitude to go with his talent. Honestly, I think Mario will have to step his game up because if he doesn't Watt will outshine him.

But as to your point of people getting down on Watt if he doesn't produce sacks...I doubt that...That won't be his job with us, but even with that said, I think he'll get a couple sacks...